If you love security you will know that this phone gets updated faster than any Other Android phone. Day one security patches and constant updates from Blackberry have made this phone a beast. Since phone is now on Marshmallow its battery life is lasting even longer. Camera on the Priv is amazing. Blackberry really went all out when they chose schneider kreuznach. They have a long history going back over 100 years making some of the best lenses in the world.
New user, 27 May 2016My Priv frequently goes on standby/sleep mode. The blank black screen is very frustrating. Cha... moreGo to advanced interactions in your settings and adjust your phone to your liking..
L'italiano, 27 May 2016I use bbs since 10 years now.i have tried and had so many models of this company. Unfortunate... moreIf you Really wanted a "Blackberry" you would have bought the Passport . The Priv is an Android phone with many features of a Blackberry 10 phone. Best of both worlds.. I have a feeling the negative posters on here are short sellers. Nothing to do with the most secure Android phone which Blackberry built.
My Priv frequently goes on standby/sleep mode. The blank black screen is very frustrating. Changed the display settings but with no success. Any trick to get back my screen?
I use bbs since 10 years now.i have tried and had so many models of this company.
Unfortunately i have to say that this is not a blackberry phone.
Its an Android phone and thats it.
Iam very sad that iam going to leave the company.i feel betraded by the Canadians.
The worst bb i have ever used....iam really sorry because i was waiting and hoping for it so much.
AnonD-541493, 26 May 2016Ive been using the Sh*t Berry Priv for almost 5 months now. And yep you guessed it I am absolu... moreIf you actually knew how to use A modern smartphone you'd be able to close all background apps. Camera is the best Camera on a smartphone i have ever used . I can post those pics anywhere you'd like to prove it. On Marshmallow the Battery life has improved even more. I get a full day of use on it.. Once again If you knew that you can Stop your apps from constantly updating in the background, and using your battery in multiple ways. Dtek is absolutely fabulous. I can shut off any permission I don t like now.
Ive been using the Sh*t Berry Priv for almost 5 months now. And yep you guessed it I am absolutely not impressed.
First of all, the keyboard is absolutely useless. Why?
1. When slide up the phone becomes overly long and the weight of the phone is shifted towards the top of the phone. Making it hard to hold the phone while typing UNLESS your hands are larger than normal.
2. But if your hands are larger than normal you will have a hard type trying to type on the small keys as your fat fingers will be pressing everything except the one you want.
So why not just use the screen-touch keyboard? Well yes... that's exactly what I have been using the whole time so really the keyboard just becomes a useless function that makes the phone heavier, and the battery power less efficient.
This phone constantly overheats when you have too many background apps open, or especially when downloading new stuff. And it gets super hot making it a nuisance to touch, and just plain out makes you feel like your holding a crappy phone.
This phone 4 out of 7 days is having a spaz lag party in which you the user must endure and bear until for some reason it goes back to normal. The way I handle this is by using cleaner apps, speed boosting apps etc. etc. Which wastes my time.
The camera is horrible. The quality of photos taken is horrible, the capture speed is terrible. When taking a selfie with this phone make sure you dont move a hair for at least 3 seconds after you press the button, or it will be a blur.
Takes long time to fully charge, and 100% battery use is about 7 hours maximum.
The money spent on this phone can be so much better spent. Please think carefully before buying this phone, unless your a real BB advocate I suggest spending your cash elsewhere. The keyboard gets old after about the first week, so if that's your reason to buy this phone then seriously think again.
The Priv Keeps on Getting better with every update. Now on Marshmallow it rocks even more. New price in the Usa will help it sell even better
Aster, 24 Apr 2016I have used this phone and sell it because of the unnecessary physical keyboard they put it in... moreDo you know that some people -like me, for instance- hate virtual keyboards or can't use them ?
The reason why you hate it is the reason why I love it ^_^
Mueen, 23 May 2016Hello, did you get answer to your question if Priv supports BES and BIS... I bought it yesterd... moreIve used BB in many years, have used both BIS and BES, but when i changed to Q10 it wasnt necessary with either BIS or BES. I had data and could access my work mail/exchange etc. PRIV has Android and should work as other non old BB phones, but you want you data compressed through RIM? BIS provided you a data connection through RIM, and all data was compressed and so on. You should have full data access without BIS or BES with a 10+ BB. And what i mean is that theres no need for either BIS or BES today, unless your admin or ISP tells you so, what would be strange!? Did i misunderstood anything? :)
Makaveli, 19 May 2016No, you download it from the play storeTanx @makaveli
Jay, 13 May 2016nice phone . . .Hello, did you get answer to your question if Priv supports BES and BIS... I bought it yesterday and still waiting to know if my BES and BIS provides me full data access or I have tu additionally subscribe for data package on top of BB package. Please let me know in case anyone using BES and BIS on PRIV. Thanks.
Anonymous, 10 May 2016AsusWell, Asus Zenfone's camera is garbage,their 3D graphic is garbage too. Priv better.
Hoping to see lots of Blackberry android design in the future. Hehe goodluck bb
slk , 16 May 2016Hi,does d BlackBerry priv comes with built in facebook app?No, you download it from the play store
in reply to Tony...
For me, I'll go for iPhone. I prefer the iOS rather than Android, but this is not the case for everyone.
iPhone have a better build quality and looks rigid. On the other hand, bb has a real keyboard for those who love texting and an edge to edge screen.
Consider also the accessories availability. iPhone accessories are everywhere.
nick, 12 May 2016I wish blackberry comes up with a new model like PRIV but smaller in size and weight .Yes, that is my wish too, something smaller than Priv, cause BB OS is so easy to use.